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Should i go to the doctor if i have a broken blood vessel in my eye

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Maybe: If you've had one before, it's a red spot on the white part of the eye that is asymptomatic (only noticed by someone else or in the mirror), that does... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
In or on surface?: If it is on the surface (you can see it in the mirror) it is most likely not a problem. Occasionally blood vessels break on the surface (called sub-c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Broken blood vessel?: Patients with dry eyes and allergies can rub their eyes and experience recurrent broken blood vessels from the physical trauma of rubbing the eyes. I... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Coughed or sneezed?: At times, a forceful sneeze or cough can rupture a blood vessel under membrance of the eye--conjuntiva. It is rather common and often causes no pain, ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Three years!!!!!!'!!: If it's simply, a broken capillary (small vessel) in the underside of the covering layer of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage), it is not serious a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Usually not: This is usually not a serious issue but you may want to have your blood numbers checked.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
Cosmetic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not related: I don't know how a headache could have caused a bleed on the surface of the eye, unless you had vomiting with the headache. The broken blood vessel is... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
See dr ASAP!: Photophobia (severe light sensitivity) means there could be a problem within the iris, the colored part of the eye, where the tiny muscles are that op... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No problem: Regardless of where the broken blood vessel is, whether it is on the whites of your eyes, or inside your eye on the retina, it is safe to go swimming.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
With time and...: ...Patience. Once a vessel breaks, it heals almost immediately. Unfortunately, the blood that leaked out can stay in place for up to 2 weeks. Nothi... Read More

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